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Saturday, May 23, 2015
“Ain’t Misbehavin’”, May 21-24, in the Murray Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $20. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m.
“Annapurna,” by Sharr White, presented by Jobsite Theater; April 29 through May 24, at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m. Tickets start at $34.53. Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045, or visit www.strazcenter.org.
ST. PETERSBURG – Fourward Glass Gallery, a modern, upscale glass gallery at 611 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg, will celebrate their grand opening on Sunday, May 23.
The gallery features functional, scientific, heady, and decorative artisanship from world-renowned glass blowers. The event will kick-off at 11 a.m. with private tours, catering by theAvenue, libations, giveaways, and a charity raffle.
The grand opening will provide visitors with an opportunity to buy raffle tickets for donated hand blown glass pieces. Raffle proceeds will go to support cancer patient and glass artist Ben Wilson.
The seventh annual Freedom Fest, Friday through Sunday, May 22-24, on State Street in downtown Oldsmar.
Sponsored by the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, Freedom Fest will feature live music from start to finish, plenty of food and arts and craft vendors and fun activities for the kids. Hours will be Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
The big tent will be back to supplement the shade of the beautiful oaks and provide more seating to enjoy the great music. Cost is $2 a person. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.
“Grand Hotel, the Musical,” by Luther Davis, Robert Wright, George Forrest and Maury Yeston, Thursday through Sunday, May 7-24, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit franciswilsonplayhouse.org.
“If the Shoe Fits,” by Matt Thompson and Matt Chiorini, through July 12, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Matinees are Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Evening performances are Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m. Cost is $29.95 for dinner and the show. Call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com.
ST. PETERSBURG – Craig Christie’s family-friendly musical "Jungle Bungle" will be presented Friday, May 22, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, May 23, 3 and 7 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.
The production will be presented in partnership with Origin Theatrical.
It’s a new day and a new school for Oliver, and making a new friend when he meets Claire in the school ground doesn’t help him with the feeling that nothing is as it should be. Join Claire and Oliver on an exciting musical safari created to engage the young and young at heart in a magical adventure.
"Jungle Bungle" explores the theme of fear of the unknown while celebrating friendship, individuality and imagination. The show is aimed at 4- to 10-year-olds. Co-directed by Bob Devin Jones and Craig Christie, “Jungle Bungle” features a revolving cast of PCCA Gibbs High School students including Lauren Crandall, Tommy B. Hansana, John Kammerer, Auhria Newton-Reynolds, and Jermaine Robinson.
General admission is $15. Cost for students and seniors is $10 and children age 4 and younger will be admitted for free. Visit www.studio620.org or call 895-6620 for more information.
“The Tempest,” from the play by William Shakespeare, adapted by Eric Davis; May 23 through June 14, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freefalltheatre.com.
Performances are Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets prices vary depending upon performance time.
Shakespeare’s magic-filled exploration of the politics of colonialism erupts with power and relevance in this one-man spectacle. The play draws startling parallels between Shakespeare’s final work and the post-colonial “New World.” Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, shipwrecks his conniving brother by means of a magical storm.
As the befuddled travelers encounter the ephemeral Ariel, the earthy Caliban, and Prospero’s sheltered daughter Miranda, old rivalries and new romances take root. In another time and place, one man’s voyage from Cuba to the U.S. begins to echo the events and politics of Shakespeare’s play.